Ex boyfriend of Zainab Abdullahi Yahaya, who recently married to the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), retired Colone Hameed Ali has dragged her to court, demanding various sums of money running into millions for alleged deceit, mischievous and breach of trust.
The aggrieved boyfriend, Zubairu Dalhatu Malami claimed that he had been in a relationship with Zainab (now Mrs. Ali) for over three years and had invested so much in her life, future and business when she consistently promised to marry him.
In the Demand Notice, filed by Buba Partners (Kwarshi Chambers), dated 22nd May, 2020 and sighted by Arewa Agenda, Zubairu Malami alleged that Zainab picked an unnecessary fight with him few days to her marriage to the Customs boss wherein she insulted him and called him all kinds of names with claims that he calculate all she had collected from him both as loans, investments and trip tickets.
Zubairu Malami is therefore demanding that Zainab should refund the sum of N2,778,270.40 kobo for travel tickets (he bought for her)to travel to various countries, including the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates, N1,500,000 loan for her investment, N1,763,000 only for her LEFE (bride) clothes, among other monetary and material demands.
Speaking to Arewa Agenda, a publication of young writers from the North, Counsel to the aggrieved boyfriend, I.I. Wangida confirmed the letter but refused to say more on the matter because it is “unethical.”
He expressed surprise at how the letter leaked to the press knowing that he had only served it to Zainab Abdullahi Yahaya.
Efforts to reach both the aggrieved boyfriend and the bride proved abortive at the time of this report.
It would be recalled that on October 29, 2018, the first wife of the Customs, Hajiya Hadiza Jummai Ali, died in Abuja. Their marriage was blessed with four children.
And on Saturday, May 30, the Comptroller General married a new wife at a low-key ceremony in Kano State.
Before being appointed as Comptroller General of NCS by President Muhammadu Buhari, Ali had previously served as military administrator of Kaduna State from 1996 to 1998.